Eric Brandstedt

I work together with Olle Torpman and Henrik Andersson on the research project ‘Population Growth and the Sustainable Development Goals’ in which we will explore the relevance of the population factor for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals as well as the moral justification for population control measures. I also work as a researcher at the University of Gothenburg.

My main research focus concerns the normative dimension of climate change, or more specifically, a fair distribution of the costs and benefits of dealing with climate change. A related research interest is intergenerational justice, that is, questions about justice between generations. In addition to that, I have a general interest in political and moral philosophy, and in particular their methodological underpinnings and John Rawls's theories and methods. I have also done research and teaching on human rights.

Three recently published works

  • Eric Brandstedt and Bengt Brülde, ‘Towards a Theory of Pure Procedural Climate Justice’, Journal of Applied Philosophy, (online first): 1–15. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12357.

  • Johan Brännmark and Eric Brandstedt, ‘Rawlsian Constructivism and the Assumption of Disunity’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 27/1 (2019): 48–66. DOI: 10.1111/jopp.12157.

  • Eric Brandstedt, ‘Review Article: Non-Ideal Climate Justice’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 22/2 (2019): 221–234. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2017.1334439.

 Three frequently cited works

  • Eric Brandstedt and Anna-Karin Bergman, ‘Climate Rights – Feasible or Not?’, Environmental Politics, 22/3 (2013): 394–409.

  • Eric Brandstedt and Maria Emmelin, ‘The Concept of Sustainable Welfare’, in Max Koch & Oksana Mont (eds.), Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016: 15–28.

  • Eric Brandstedt, ‘The Circumstances of Intergenerational Justice’, Moral Philosophy and Politics, 2/1 (2015): 33–56.